Information about the most common skin cancers and other skin conditions seen at Spot Check Clinic.

Basal cell carcinoma affects approximately 50 per cent of Australians.1  It tends to grow slowly and almost always remains confined to one location.

Melanoma in situ is the most common and least serious form of melanoma. It is usually easily treated by surgical removal. Long term survival approaches 100 per cent
Solar keratoses, also known as “sun spots” or actinic keratoses, are a type of skin damage caused by long term sun exposure. They affect 40-50 per cent of white Australians aged 40 or over. A small number of solar keratoses develop into skin cancer.